UK: nearly 2.4 million people have symptomatic Covid

The UK Covid app ZOE is showing another case record in Britain. Nearly 2.4 million people currently have symptomatic Covid, that is, they are reporting symptoms of Covid after a confirmed test....More...

BMJ: One in seven children may still have Long Covid symptoms 15 weeks after infection

Up to one in seven (14%) children and young people who caught SARS-CoV-2 may have symptoms linked to the virus 15 weeks later, suggest preliminary findings from the world’s largest study on long Covid in children, led by UCL and Public Health England researchers....More...

Preprint: Children with long Covid show a similar brain hypometabolic pattern as that found in adult long Covid patients

Despite lower initial severity at the acute stage of the infection, paediatric patients demonstrated on average 5 months later a similar brain hypometabolic pattern as that found in adult long COVID patients, involving bilateral medial temporal lobes, brainstem and cerebellum, and also the right olfactory gyrus after small volume correction....More...

Cornell University: 95% Covid vaccinated, 322 infections in one week

Cornell University, which has a population of around 40,000 and a 95% Covid-19 vaccination rate, was declared a “yellow zone” after their first week of classes because 322 people there tested positive for the coronavirus during the opening “surveillance testing.”  ...More...

Robert Peston: Infections higher among doubled vaccinated aged 40 to 79 than for the unvaccinated

ITV journalist Robert Peston is getting a roasting on social media today for pointing out the fully vaccinated over-40’s are far more likely to become infected with Covid-19 than unvaccinated over-40’s ....More...

Preprint: Boys aged 12-17 more at risk from mRNA vaccines than from Covid

A total of 257 cardiac adverse event (CAE) were identified. Rates per million following dose 2 among males were 162.2 (ages 12-15) and 94.0 (ages 16-17); among females, rates were 13.0 and 13.4 per million, respectively....More...

USA: children now account for more than one quarter of new weekly US COVID-19 cases

For the first time during the pandemic, children now account for more than one quarter of new weekly US COVID-19 cases, according to the latest report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)....More...

UK: Why the JVCI are NOT recommending vaccinations for children aged 12yrs – 15yrs

“Overall, the committee is of the opinion that the benefits from vaccination are marginally greater than the potential known harms but acknowledges that there is considerable uncertainty regarding the magnitude of the potential harms....More...

Children to spearhead Britain’s winter offensive against the coronavirus

The same UK politicians and scientists who have blundered from one disaster to the next in the Covid crisis have decided to reopen British schools in September 2021 with no mitigations in place and to let our children bear the brunt of the next brutal Covid wave alone....More...